DHP Family Presents:
Live at thousand island
Formed from the same Surrey scene that brought the world Employed To Serve, Woking’s Palm Reader have spent the last seven years honing their craft everywhere from the dingiest toilet venues in Britain to the biggest festival stages in Europe, continuingly improving both as a live band and as songwriters as they have crept stealth like to the upper echelons of the United Kingdom’s most respected underground acts.
Since their birth in 2011 the band quickly got to work melding their various influences into their earliest compositions, their debut 4 track EP released later that year took the raw punk of Gallows, the technical, complex time signatures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the seething atmospheric approach of Cult Of Luna. It impressed enough of their peers and contemporaries that Palm Reader were soon embarking on shows up and down the country with the likes of Brotherhood Of The Lake, Bastions, Let’s Talk Daggers, The Catharsis and many other of the hugely impressive raft of new bands populating the UK underground at that moment. Around this time the band recruited drummer Dan Olds to their ranks alongside vocalist Josh McKeown, bassist Josh Redrup and guitarists Andy Gillan and Sam Rondeau-Smith in the line-up that has remained stable and firing to this day.
Throughout 2012 the band toured and wrote extensively, eventually gaining a deal with Small Town Records to release their debut album, when Bad Weather arrived in early 2013 it was to universally rave reviews from across the board. Receiving 4K’s in Kerrang!, 9/10 in Rock Sound and 4/5 in Terrorizer magazines, Bad Weather was praised for its ambitious scope for a band so early into their career, who at this point were associated with a scene more commonly known for regarding pure heaviness above craft and nuance, a song with the slow building grandeur of Noble Host (Grace Pt 3) showcased Palm Reader as far more than just another set of crazy hardcore kids.
The aftermath of the album’s release saw the band take a significant step up in their profile, as they made their debut at the Download Festival at Donington Park in 2013, the highlight of a summer of numerous festival appearances, and recording a session at the legendary Maida Vale studios for Daniel P Carter and the Radio One Rock Show.
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14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)